Docstoc

brt_psta

Document Sample
brt_psta Powered By Docstoc
					                              Pinellas Countywide
                              BRT Study




                              Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
                              February 25, 2009




                                       Plan Components

                                    Bus Network Concept
                                    Preliminary Implementation Plans
                                    Preliminary Costs




Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc.                       1                           Pinellas County MPO
February 2009                                                          Countywide Bus Rapid Transit Study
                                         Bus Network Concept
                              Network Development Process
                                                Other Plans                     Service Concepts
                                                    PMI                        Service Objectives
                                                  TBARTA                        Service Modes
                                                   LRTP                     Target Market Objectives

                                    Phase 1                           Phase 2                      Phase 3
                                Top 10 PSTA                    Initial Corridor               Conceptual Bus
                                 Corridors                         Concept                       Network


                                         Data and Information
                                          Regional Activity Centers
                                             Future Land Use
                                              Travel Patterns
                                          Population/Employment
                                           Other Transit Markets




                                         Bus Network Concept
                            Service Modes
                                Accessibility                                                          Mobility

                                                            Circulator/Feeder

                                                            Local Bus Service

                                                         Premium Bus Service

                                                        Limited Stop Connector

                                                           Commuter Express

                                                          Regional Connector




Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc.                                     2                                                  Pinellas County MPO
February 2009                                                                                               Countywide Bus Rapid Transit Study
                          Bus Network Map
                                    Major Activity Centers
                                    Premium
                                    Regional Connector
                                    Enhanced Trolley Service
                                    Limited Stop Connector
                                    Commuter Express
                                    Premium Mixed Traffic
                                    TBARTA Corridors
                                    Local Bus Service
                                    Circulator/Feeder Service




                                       Implementation Plans

                           Bus Service Elements

                                    Stations                     Vehicles
                                    Running Ways                 Fare Collection
                                    Signal Priority              Branding
                                    Operational Plans




Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc.                            3                                  Pinellas County MPO
February 2009                                                                      Countywide Bus Rapid Transit Study
                                        Implementation Plans

                            Stations
                             Simple Stop
                                                    Enhanced Stop


                                                                             Transfer Station




                                        Implementation Plans
                                                                                        Major
                                     Station                                Transfer
                                                    Simple       Enhanced              Transfer
                                    Amenities                                Station
                                                                                       Facility
                            Sign                      S             S          S          S
                            Route Designation         S             S          S          S
                            Sidewalk Connectivity     S             S          S          S
                            Benches                   S             S          S          S
                            Shelter                   O             S          S          S
                            Schedule Information      S             S          S          S
                            Information Kiosk         −             −          S          S
                            Park-and-Ride             −             −          O          O
                            Lighting                  −             S          S          S
                            Real-Time Passenger
                                                      −             O          S          S
                              Information
                            Level Boarding            −             S          S          S




Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc.                            4                                        Pinellas County MPO
February 2009                                                                            Countywide Bus Rapid Transit Study
                                      Implementation Plans

                            Stations – Application Criteria
                                    Existing stop locations
                                    Service mode
                                    Major activity centers
                                    Stop spacing standards




                                      Implementation Plans

                               Running Ways


                                                         Designated Arterial Lane
                              Mixed-Traffic Flow




Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc.                    5                                   Pinellas County MPO
February 2009                                                               Countywide Bus Rapid Transit Study
                                      Implementation Plans

                               Running Ways – Application Criteria
                                    Mixed-traffic for initial implementation
                                    Arterial exclusive lanes
                                          Optional
                                          Phased system development




                                      Implementation Plans

                                Signal Priority

                                Queue Jump Lane          Queue Bypass Lane




Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc.                    6                                      Pinellas County MPO
February 2009                                                                  Countywide Bus Rapid Transit Study
                                         Implementation Plans

                                Signal Priority – Application Criteria
                                       Intersection geometry
                                       Available pavement for queue jump lane
                                       Signal controller type




                                         Implementation Plans
                            Weekday Operational Plans

                                                            Service Span         Frequency (Min.)
                                    Service Mode
                                                           Start     End          Peak Off-Peak
                            Premium Bus                    5:30 AM   7:30 PM       10      15

                            Limited Stop                   6:30 AM   7:30 PM       20      30
                                                            Morning & Evening
                            Commuter Express                      Peak
                                                                                   30       --

                            Regional Connector             6:30 AM   7:30 PM       30      30

                            Premium Trolley                5:15 AM   12:20 AM*     20      20
                              *Friday and Saturday Only.




Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc.                               7                                       Pinellas County MPO
February 2009                                                                              Countywide Bus Rapid Transit Study
                                     Implementation Plans
                           Vehicles
                                       Service Mode       Illustration

                                     Premium Bus
                                     Service


                                     Local Service
                                     & Limited Stop
                                     Connector


                                     Trolley




                                     Implementation Plans

                           Other Elements

                                    Fare Collection
                                    Branding




Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc.                     8                               Pinellas County MPO
February 2009                                                            Countywide Bus Rapid Transit Study
                                        Implementation Plans

                                    Three Examples
                                        US 19               Limited-Stop
                                        4th Street/Gulf-to-Bay    Premium
                                        Gulf Boulevard        Enhanced Trolley
                                    Activity Centers Served
                                    Benefits




                           US 19
                            Activity Centers Served

                                    South St. Petersburg
                                    Central Plaza
                                    Pinellas Park
                                    US 19 & Roosevelt
                                    US 19 & SR 60
                                    Countryside
                                    Palm Harbor
                                    Tarpon Springs




Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc.                      9                                 Pinellas County MPO
February 2009                                                               Countywide Bus Rapid Transit Study
                             Benefits
                                    North-south trunkline
                                    Regional connectivity to Pasco and Manatee
                                    Counties
                                    Improved mobility between major activity
                                    centers along the corridor




                            US 19
                                                 Improves mobility through the
                                                 north county via commuter
                                                 express service




                                                       Improves mobility and
                                                       maintains accessibility in south
                                                       county via limited-stop
                                                       connector service




Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc.                      10                                     Pinellas County MPO
February 2009                                                                    Countywide Bus Rapid Transit Study
                           4th Street/
                           Gulf-to-Bay
                           Activity Centers Served

                                    Downtown
                                    St. Petersburg
                                    Gateway
                                    St. Pete/Clearwater
                                    Airport
                                    US 19 & SR 60
                                    Downtown
                                    Clearwater




                             Benefits
                                    Represents the attractive, premium bus service
                                    between Downtown Clearwater to Downtown
                                    St. Petersburg
                                    Maintains accessibility to intermediary activity
                                    centers
                                    Distinguished from US 19 in frequency, quality,
                                    and service branding.




Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc.                         11                                 Pinellas County MPO
February 2009                                                                   Countywide Bus Rapid Transit Study
                           4th Street/Gulf-to-Bay
                                                          Enhanced stations
                                                          combined with
                                                          signal priority




                                                          Maintains
                                                          accessibility to
                                                          major activity
                                                          centers and two
                                                          downtowns




                           Gulf Boulevard
                           Activity Centers Served

                                    St. Pete Beach
                                    Treasure Island
                                    Redington Beach
                                    Indian Rocks Beach
                                    Clearwater Beach




Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc.                    12                             Pinellas County MPO
February 2009                                                          Countywide Bus Rapid Transit Study
                             Benefits

                                    Economic development
                                    Attractive to visitors/tourists
                                    High accessibility
                                    Connections to other conceptual bus network
                                    corridors
                                    Connectivity to north county activity centers




                            Gulf Boulevard
                                                                Extends trolley
                                                                service to Tarpon
                                                                Springs via Alternate
                                                                US 19




                             High level of accessibility to beach
                             communities and tourist areas via all-
                             stop enhanced trolley service




Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc.                       13                                   Pinellas County MPO
February 2009                                                                   Countywide Bus Rapid Transit Study
                                       Preliminary Cost Estimates

                                     Capital Costs

                                     Operating Costs




                                       Preliminary Cost Estimates
                           Capital Cost Components
                                    Base Components
                                       Vehicles
                                       Stations
                                       Transit Signal Priority
                                    Optional Features – Premium Service
                                      ROW Acquisition
                                      Running Way Construction
                                      Off-Board Fare Collection Equipment




Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc.                        14                              Pinellas County MPO
February 2009                                                               Countywide Bus Rapid Transit Study
                                          Capital Cost Assumptions
                                           Component                               Unit Cost
                             Vehicle
                                    Conventional Hybrid                  $0.55 M     Per vehicle
                                    Stylized Hybrid                      $0.57 M     Per Vehicle
                                    Trolley Hybrid                       $0.59 M     Per Vehicle
                             Station
                                    Simple                                $21 K      Per Station
                                    Enhanced                              $30 K      Per Station
                                    Transfer Station                     $150 K      Per Station
                             Transit Signal Priority
                                    TSP Upgrade                          $20 K       Per Intersection
                                    TSP Upgrade w/ New Controller        $23 K       Per Intersection
                             Running Way Construction                    $4.7 M          Lane-
                                                                                     Per Lane-Mile
                             Running Way Striping                        $50 K           Lane-
                                                                                     Per Lane-Mile
                             Off-
                             Off-board Fare Collection                   $60 K       Per TVM




                                          Capital Cost Estimates
                                                                          Optional       Total Capital
                                    Service Mode           Base Cost*
                                                                          Features*          Cost
                           US 19                               $11.3 M        $0            $11.3 M
                           Alt US 19                           $9.9 M      $93.4 M         $103.3 M
                           4th   St/Gulf- to-
                                 St/Gulf-to-Bay Blvd           $16.7 M     $279.5 M        $296.2 M
                           66th St/East Bay Dr                 $6.9 M      $39.5 M          $46.4 M
                           Park Blvd/Gandy Bridge              $4.2 M         $0             $4.2 M
                           Ulmerton Rd/
                                                               $6.2 M         $0             $6.2 M
                           Walsingham Rd
                           Gulf Blvd/Alt US 19 Trolley         $6.2 M         $0             $6.2 M
                           Local Service
                                                               $17.4 M       NA             $17.4 M
                           Headway Improvement
                           Total                               $78.8 M     $412.4 M        $491.2 M
                            *Costs include a 10% contingency




Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc.                               15                                           Pinellas County MPO
February 2009                                                                                   Countywide Bus Rapid Transit Study
                                          Operating Cost Assumption


                                Annual Operating Cost per
                                                                      $78.92*
                                Revenue Hour
                                Annual Farebox                        6% of Total TVM
                                Maintenance Cost                      Capital Cost

                                Annual Fare Inspector Cost            $75 K per inspector
                                 *2007 NTD




                                              Operating Cost Summary
                                                         Annual       Off-Board       Total Annual
                                    Service Mode        Operating        Fare          Operating
                                                          Cost      Collection Cost       Cost
                          US 19                          $3.3 M           $0            $3.3 M
                          Alt US 19                      $2.9 M         $0.3 M          $3.2 M
                          4th   St/Gulf- to-
                                St/Gulf-to-Bay Blvd      $4.9 M          $1 M           $5.9 M
                          66th   St/East Bay Dr          $1.9 M         $0.2 M          $2.1 M
                          Park Blvd/Gandy Bridge         $1.3 M           $0            $1.3 M
                          Ulmerton Rd/
                                                         $1.9 M           $0            $1.9 M
                          Walsingham Rd
                          Gulf Blvd/Alt US 19 Trolley    $2.2 M           $0            $2.2 M
                          Local Service
                                                         $11 M            NA             $11 M
                          Headway Improvement
                          Total                          $30 M          $1.5 M          $31.5 M




Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc.                           16                                         Pinellas County MPO
February 2009                                                                             Countywide Bus Rapid Transit Study
                            Next Steps

                                     Public involvement
                                        Workshops (2)
                                        Newsletters/Web

                                     Coordinated with 2035 LRTP Update




                            Next Steps

                                    Presentations
                                         MPO TCC (February 25th)
                                         MPO CAC (February 26th)
                                         MPO Board (March 11th)




Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc.                       17                            Pinellas County MPO
February 2009                                                            Countywide Bus Rapid Transit Study
                            Comments & Questions




Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc.       18                      Pinellas County MPO
February 2009                                      Countywide Bus Rapid Transit Study